Gifts for Workshop Members

Today is my fourth workshop with my coworkers.  We have so much fun.  For one hour we get to unwind and relax.  The type of work that we do at the hospital can be overwhelming at times.  This workshop allows us to regroup and go back to work ready for the rest of the day.

I have four faith members and one new member today.  So I decided to give them a small token of my appreciation. I love pencils and they just realized that.  So, I made them toppers for their mini pencils!!!  I love them!  Now, the idea isn’t totally mines.  I saw fellow demonstrator Angie Juda demonstrate this and I knew I had to make some for myself.  So, thank you Angie!  Enough suspense, take a look.

Pencils with Paper Toppers

I just love pencils and these toppers really gives them an edge.  You should try to make one for yourself.  It is very easy.

1. Cut a piece of DSP to 8-1/2 x 3 and fold in half long ways.

2. Use the Fringe scissors to cut the paper starting at the opening side of the paper. Leave about 1/4″ at the top of the paper uncut.  That should be at the fold.

3. Add sticky strip to the 1/4″ piece that isn’t cut.  That should be at the fold.

4. Take the backing of the stick strip off and align the top of the pencil, the silver top of the pencil to the edge of the paper, and roll the pencil on the sticky strip to form the topper.

5. Then you want to add Washi tape to cover up the edges. Push the excess Washi tape into the hole between the paper and the pencil to create a finished look.

6. To finish it off, use your hands to separate the fringes to create a nice full look.

See nice and easy!  If you need photos to help guide you please let me know.  I will provide that for you.

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Tune in later for pictures from my workshop later.

Supplies use:

1. Sweet Sorbet DSP which is in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  If you spend, $50 in my online store you can get that set of paper for free.

2. Washi Tape from my local craft store.

3. Staples has the 28 pack of pencils that contain the black pencils as well.  I believe that’s an in store item only.

Fringe Scissors 133325

Fringe Scissors

Sticky Strip 104294

Sticky Strip

Staples Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencils

Staples Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencils













Sweet Sorbet Card

Hello everyone! Today’s card goes in line with my post earlier.  I wanted to show you another card using the supplies in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

I saw this card at leadership and new that I want to create it myself.  The Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is my favorite embossing folder thus far.  Take a look at my latest creation.

Sweet Sorbet Cards


Supplies used:

Crumb Cake 120953

Crumb Cake

Basic Black CS 121045

Basic Black CS

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine 132657

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine








1-3/4 Circle Punch 119850

1-3/4 Circle Punch







I also used the:

Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (133520)

Sweet Sorbet DSP (133521)

Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (133522)

When you send $50, you can get one of these items for free!!  Yes, for free!

Let me know what you think about my cards today?


Sale-A-Bration Time


 Sales event from January 28-March 31!

Sale-A-Bration, one of the hottest Stampin’ Up! promotions of the year, is finally here!  Earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration free gifts (1 for every $50 you spend) or purchase the $99 starter kit and get an extra $25 more in product (for a total of $150 in products for $99–$51 FREE)!

Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of Sale-A-Bration!!!

  1. January 28 – March 31, 2014, earn a Free Sale-A-Bration gift for every $50 you spend.  Please note qualifying totals do not include shipping and tax.
  2. The suggested bundles in the Sale-A-Bration catalog shows you simple and coordinated ways to reach $50 in product.  You can also spend $50 from the Occasions catalog or the Annual Catalog and receive a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.


Here are two cards that I made using items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.


See Ya Later Card

For this card I used:

  1. See Ya Later Stamp Set
  2. Sweet Sorbet DSP
  3. Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack
  4. Banner Punch

All of the items listed above are from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.


Love You Card SAB



For this card I used:

  1. Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I love this Embossing Folder, the bumps are not even and they are really raised.  Once again you can get that embossing folder for free if you make a purchase of $50.

All of the catalogs are located on the right side bar.  Please feel free to take a look.  You can order your supplies from my store, which is also located on the right side bar.

Have fun!





Thank You

Hello everyone,

Today’s card is a Thank You card.  I created them in two different color. One color is for a guy and the other for a girl.  Since Christmas is over, the “Thank You’s” need to be sent to everyone who sent my children Christmas gifts.   All my children need to do is stamp their names inside the cards.  My daughter is delighted to do that.  My son, on the other hand is sick and tired of me pestering him about his cards.

His and Her Thank You

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748)

Cardstock: Whisper White(100730), Sahara Sand (121043), Pistachio Pudding (131294) and Sweet Sorbet DSP (133521)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406)

Accessories: Snail Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Word Window Punch (119857), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), Small Heart Punch (117193), Brights Button Collection (Retired)

Let me know which card you prefer in the comment section below.  I would love to know.

Happy Stampin!